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“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart” Winnie The Pooh
One member of the family more this Christmas. Sounds familiar? I remember clearly my baby 1st Christmas few years ago. The euphoria about the upcoming holiday has captured me. And all my family, too. If you’ve been already through, you’ll know. If not, then you’ll feel it for sure.
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Should you assign such an importance to a baby 1st Christmas? Is the baby participation so important? Read on to get the answers.
Why baby 1st Christmas is really important?
Newly parents always worry about their baby first Christmas. They try to make it special and memorable to the maximum. This fuss is inevitable. Because we are all naturally born to wish only the best and unique for our babies and for ourselves. The celebration itself is important because we build traditions and customs through it. Baking cookies, decorating the Christmas tree, listening to Christmas carols all day long, watching Christmas movies – these are all parts of our families’ history and traditions, which are quite unique for each family. During the preparation for the holidays, the baby learns to recognize many of these Christmas time traditions, to meet Christmas characters from the books (Santa, Rudolph, etc.)
That’s why Children’s Christmas Songs and Christmas books (especially those recordable stories and 1st Christmas memory books) are a great way to create and educate the festive mood and positive emotions.
Moreover, the holiday gives a chance for more relatives to spend time around the baby so that baby can get to know them and get used to their presence. The first baby Christmas is part of all the baby’s “first” memories, although only captured on pictures.
One of the best to give a baby is a soft covered photo album. I know that this Christmas the photo album won’t be that much appreciated from the newborn (for sure), but I promise – soon after 4-6 months the baby will be thrilled while turning the photo album pages and pointing at the pictures and probably saying his first “Mama” or “Dadda”. 🙂
Why baby 1st Christmas is not so important?
Some psychologists believe that the baby 1st Christmas is not really as important as parents think. There are several reasons. On the one hand, the child is still too young to remember OR understand anything about how they spent this first ever Christmas holiday. It is said that a baby could only notice the commotion, the shiny objects, the lights, the a difference in his life routine as a whole. But the word Christmas is still too new and unfamiliar.
On the other hand, the festive euphoria can seriously harm the baby’s mood. Noisy gatherings with family, friends, invited or unexpected guests, the stress about Christmas preparation (cooking, cleaning, rearranging, decorating could be really exhausted, especially for a new mom who doesn’t know what a silent night is…) – they all reflect more negatively on the child than you think.
Furthermore, moms think that a baby will stand still and quiet while dressing the baby the Christmas outfit. (Talking about this, better choose new and simple onesies that will be comfortable enough for the cute little bundle.)
No matter of what psychologists say, my personal bits of advice to new moms are:
- just do not overdo anything!
- keep calm – nobody expects from you the perfect Christmas party!
- do not deprive yourself of the holiday joy!
- get a keepsake to memorize your baby 1st ever Christmas!
There are 8 great suggestions which could be also great baby 1st Christmas gifts:
# 1 Fantasy Ornaments
# 2 Cute Photo Frame Ornament
# 3 Soft Photo Albums
# 4 Personalized Baby 1st Christmas Ornaments
# 5 Christmas Onesies
# 6 Funny Christmas Onesies
# 7 Christmas Baby Stockings
# 8 1st Christmas Baby Book
See, each of these is gorgeous and matches the family new life situation. Not only a great baby 1st Christmas gift is part of an unforgettable and full of joy Christmas celebration. Paying attention to 2 more details is much more than compulsory:
- Keep the Christmas tree high – colorful and shiny toys attract children’s curiosity, so if the tree is low, the baby can push it and get hurt.
- Beware of flowers around Christmas – some of the potted plants are poisonous, so if you get a flower as a gift for the holidays, you better put it away from the baby.
Have an amazing, safety and a relaxing baby 1st Christmas!